On Labor Day weekend Dave and I visited the Kansas City Farmers Market with about a million other people.
It was the first time I had ventured down there in several years due to those pesky joints of mine which did not enjoy walking. It is a new day people……I love these new hips!! There was a special event this particular weekend called “For the Love of Meat” which is part of the City Market’s Farm to Table Celebration series. Guess who we ran into? Our favorite BBQ Team – Lil’ Smokers. OK, so maybe we knew they were going to be there and being the team groupies that we are, maybe that is the reason we went!
Lil’ Smokers were invited to provide a demonstration of their grilling and smoking techniques. Here is Dusty and Darrell discussing the use of spice rubs.
Sure wish they would have shared the secret of getting their brisket so tender.
In their booth, Rusty and David handed out free samples and sold their sauces and rubs. They even had samples of bruschetta made with their Sweet ‘N’ Sassy BBQ Sauce.
Would you like to try some yourself? If you leave a comment on today’s post before Saturday, Sept 17 at 5:00 p.m., I will randomly select two winners and send each a bottle.
Lil’ Smokers BBQ team has been competing for the past several years in the Kansas City Barbeque Society’s sanctioned competitions. The awards keep rolling in, for the 2010 season they were named the Northern Missouri Reserve Grand Champions. Just this year their two sauces won both 1st and 2nd place in the Great American BBQ contest in Overland Park, KS. They have also won awards with their ribs, chicken, pork, brisket and side dishes.
Think about this, Kansas City is the BBQ capital of the world and this team is competing with some pretty big names in the BBQ circles, several of which even have their own restaurants. Winning BBQ awards in this neck of the woods is a huge accomplishment. However, if you have ever tasted Lil’ Smokers food you would not be surprised at all.
To see all the locations where you can pick up sauce, order sauce on-line, and get some new BBQ recipes, click here to visit the Lil’ Smokers web site. You can also see them in person at the American Royal BBQ competition Sept 30-Oct 2.
Don’t forget to leave a comment for your chance to try a free bottle of Lil’ Smokers BBQ Sauce!